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This image was captured in 1976, after the discovery of pesticide contamination of a Chattanooga, Tennessee water supply system. Chlordane, a chlorinated hydrocarbon pesticide, had entered the potable water supply in a three-block area of a neighborhood, affecting 105 residents, after spraying had been carried out due to the presence of termites in the area. This man was holding a water nozzle in his shower, which was dispersing water contaminated by the chlordane. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and Stewart Laboratories of Knoxville, Tenn., handled the water sampling.
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Content Providers(s):CDC/ Edward Baker, M.D., M.P.H.
Creation Date:1976
Photo Credit:Edward Baker, M.D., M.P.H.
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